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in the red, but that doesn't not tell the whole story because we have triple digits here until ben bernanke spoke. he put a damper on the market, didn't say he'd quit the qe3 #. that's going ahead full bore, but the fact he was not speaking optimistically about the economy and the effects of qe3 on the economy sent a damper on the stocks. a nice way to begin the day with 75 up on the dow, 3.6 on the s&p, and, again, nasdaq is the only one in the red. lauren: sometimes the fed tie doesn't list everything. silver ending at seven month highs. look at that. david: oil, a little of a rise, natural gas, though, we want to focus on natural gas because we have seen that thing grow for the past month or so. it was up 5% today. if you're looking for some play in energy, oil seems a little too hectic for you, go to natural gas. with ce get -- can we get that up there? okay. switch to airlines. lauren: they are seeing a pop today. as you see, there was a report out earlier saying the outlook for the airline industry is improving. that's a good sign. look at that. up arrows across the board. david: ibm,
of the fourth quarter. then the fed chairman started speaking, ben bernanke offering his best defense for pouring more fed dollars in economy, and the markets pulled back. rich edson will have more on mr. bernanke's speech coming up. and the dow is still up, 161 points, that is the biggest intraday point gain, by the way, since september the 13th financial stocks leading the dow right now including, yes, the bank of america, america express, jpmorgan all having banner days. microsoft remaining the biggest laggard after two price targets cuts from jeffrey's and rbc. we've got traders at the new york stock exchange, the cme group and the nymex. let's take a look at the cme, charlie needles, the cme. charlie, what a day? is it all on the back of the ism numbers? >> it is. you know, chi pmi came out overnight, and that showed things have stabilized there, in china. european pmi was in line, not lighting the world on fire. a little concern over the employment situation there. but if you look at the breakdown of the u.s. pmi, you kind of hit on all cylinders. the prices paid was actually a
. ben bernanke defends his strategy at the federal reserve to do more to help the economy. >> susie: and how technology is making it possible for doctors to go paperless. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the first day of the new quarter, kicks off with a blue chip rally. investors were encouraged by a report showing that american factories were busy in september. a popular index of national factory activity rose to 51.5 last month, from 49.6 in august. it was the fastest pace of production since may. but that upbeat news was overshadowed by comments from federal reserve chief ben bernanke, saying the economy is not growing fast enough to bring down the unemployment rate. we'll have more on that in a moment. those two events led to volatile trading here on wall street. the dow rose about 78 points, but was up as much as 155 points earlier. the nasdaq drifted in and out of positive and negative territory, finally losing more than 2.5 points, and the s&p rose almost four points. and, as suzanne pratt reports there are conflicting views on the state of american manuf
spending and i don't criticize ben bernanke for doing what he did with qe three, primarily the numbers look bad-- >> of aalways been in the-- >> and i tell you, never criticized, one you've never criticized. >> neil, neil, this is the only thing left. if you don't have-- >> come on, i think you doth protest too much. dagen. >> i think what ryan says does ring true. because obama care and the bowles simpson panel completely off the table. medicare don't touch it. medicaid, do ent touch it. in fact, paul ryan did work with alice rivlin on something like proposed for medicare and left out of the final proposal. if you're going to tackle it, tackle it all at once, because, again, you have to worry about the setup, oh, tax reform and we do end up raising tax revenue, but then they end up not doing anything about the looming true monsters that are on the horizon for the country. >> neil: adam? >> neil, i think you put paul ryan on the hot seat and he adequately squirmed out of it. if you're in a boat and the boat is sinking and someone hands you a bucket, no, thank you, i don't need that bucket i
now. we were listening to ben bernanke a short time ago. you see yield on that, down a basis point. we'll be right back. >> i'm dennis kneale with your fox business brief. u.s. builders trimmed their activity for a second straight month in august. construction spending slipped .7 of 1% to seasonally adjusted $837 billion. >>> honda expanding north american recall to include more than 600,000 accord mid-sized sedans. the recall aims to address a potential power steering fluid leak that could cause a fire under the hood t affects 2003 through 2007 model years equipped with v-6 engines. >>> more of us are getting our news on the go. a new pew research survey more than half of adult americans own a tablet computer or smartphone. one-third to view news as stories and video clips at least once a week the survey found 20% of mobile users said they paid for online subscription in the last year. fox business is free. that's the latest from the fox business, giving you the power to prosper melissa: it is quarter to. as we do every 15 minutes let's check on the markets. nicole petallides on the f
ben bernanke to the economic club of indiana today. his speech did little to push wall street forward. in fact, the market came off of the highs as the chairman started speaking. the chairman saying he doesn't see a recession, but that growth is still too slow to boost the jobs picture. listen to this. >> right now, we see an economy which is expanding. we see employment which is one of the key indicators of recession, still growing. so we expect the economy to continue to grow. that's our best forecast as of now. so we're not expecting a recession. that being said, with an economy growing only sort of 1.5% to 2%, that is not fast enough to lower the unemployment rate. that is my concern. >> all right. we have reaction now to that. and today's big gains in our "closing bell" exchange, plus we're talking strategies for the coming quarter. a quarter that has historically been good for the bulls. with us today, todd of black bay grou group. paul shots of heritage market. and our own rick santelli. paul, i'm going to start with you because you make a bold statement. you feel right now ben
, right now? our own peter barnes asked fed chief ben bernanke today and he sort of made aoke of the whole thing. >> i know how it happens. it sort of happens over a nice meal at a french restaurant and -- [laughter] there is a discussion of the data and everybody says, what do you think? yeah, okay. melissa: that is his explanation for how the official committee decide whether or not we're in a recession. he didn't really answer the question it turns out. we get one piece of good news like the manufacturing expanding for the first time in four months. we still have a laundry list of bad numbers. unemployment still above 8%. second quarter gdp revised to near stagnant 1.3% growth. durable goodsorders falling 13% in august. the chicago business barometer showing the first contraction in business activity in three years. so what is the truth? why don't we have someone actually willing to answer the question. ihf chief economist. nariman behravesh. thanks for joining us. what do you think of ben bernanke sort of joking about the question? i understand he was trying to lighten up what might be
possible reason, ben bernanke. the fed chairman defended his money printing ways today but he also said congress must do more to ss ace the recovery. >>> american express will pay more than $112 million. regulators allege that amex misled customers about debt collected, discriminated against certain card applicants and charged improper late fees. are we in a recession right here, right now? our own peter barnes asked fed chief ben bernanke today and he sort of made a joke of the whole thing. >> i know how it happens. it sort of happens over a nice meal at a french restaurant and -- [laughter] there is a discussion of the data and everybody says, what do you think? yeah, okay. melissa: that is his explanation for how the official committee decide whether or not we're in a recession. he didn't really answer the question it turns out. we get one piece of good news like the manufacturing expanding for the first time in four months. we still have a laundry list of bad numbers. unemployment still above 8%. second quarter gdp revised to near stagnant 1.3% growth. durable goods orders falling 1
it begs a question, how much trouble are we in? shortly ben bernanke would not have taken this extraordinary and unprecedented step of monetary easing -- >> before the election. lou: before the election if he did not think that he was anticipating a reality that has not presented itself yet. >> and that was a problem with the comment today from the fed had his beaucoup said, i don't think it's going to work. his boss, ben bernanke, saying, things are really ugly. i have the numbers. i think that probably we should do something now because it is serious. lou: always put that away. whether it is serious the fact of the matter is this housing market looks like it is offering some support. but when you look at the broader , macro economic reality you have to question even whether this is an illusion. i think -- >> it is not inconsistent to look at the housing market. going down so low for so long with interest rates so low. people have to live somewhere. iran has moved up. housing may have bottomed out. it does not mean we will have a bull market in housing. having said that,
now. fed chairman ben bernanke speaking right now out in indianapolis. he is about to take questions on the impact of the new qe3. in his prepared remarks, a full-throated defense of what he's done policiwise in the wake of the big financial crisis. we're going to bring it to you live. the fed and strong manufacturing numbers out today have the market squarely in rarely mode. the dow right now up 124 points, 1 13,561. >>> let's go where the action is. at the nyse. sue herera. >> as we wait for ben bernanke to begin that q&a session, we have a big stock market rally on our hands the first day of the trading quarter, up 123 points right now. bob pisani's joining me now on the floor. you're up a little sigh of relief there. a rally that's carried over to the u.s. but are the underpinnings here at home strong enough? >> new order xoen fent norcompo ism moved the market up in addition to follow-through from europe. the dow industrials were off the high 2-1 advancing to declining stocks. it was 3-1 earlier but you could see we've dipped a little just in the last 15 minutes or so. in terms
as ben bernanke's easy money policies make investors feel good. we take that up with lou, neant money line, stocks finishing lower on the day, but posting the third best quarter since 2010. the dow jones industrial's dropping 49 points. s&p is down six and a half, and nasdaq down 20, but still well off the lows of the day. dragging the market today, consumer spending, up just half a percent, increase because of higher gasoline prices. oversea, bank of spain releasing an audit showing seven of the countries failed stress tests despite anxiety about the eurozone. the big three indexes up 44% for the quarter. a federal judge today delivering a blow to the future trading commission and its effort to implement portions of the dodd-frank financial reform law. the judge rejected regulations that would have capped the amount of positions a trader can hold and the size of that position in various commodities. the chairman of the cftc says he's disappointed by the ruling and the agency is looking for new ways to get their way. well, my next guest says the dismal economic news of the week remits
in september for the first time in 4 months. but construct went down. and federal reserve chairman ben bernanke defended fed's policies for the first time since launching qe3, saying that fed needs to drive down borrowing costs because the economy is not growing fast enough to reduce high unemployment. surely there is a left in which employment can be created. >> there will belay offs at lockheed-martin in the beginning of the year, but they will not warn the employees of impeding li offs as it is legally retired to today, obama labor department told lockheed they do not need to abide by the law. telling lockheed it will cover potential legal costs if they incur any benpality, obama administration. clearly does not want those layoff notices delivered just days before the election. >> president obama downplaying expectations for wednesday's debate. saying he is an okay debater, according to a new washington post abc news poll, 55 percent of likely voters think that president will win this first debate, and 41% think that romney will win. joining me now, ed klein, author of "new york times" best
against inflation, though ben bernanke hasn't stopped printing money, nor has the central bank in europe, so one has to expect that there is still some concern about inflation along the line. but again, gold as well as oil coming down, and look at the foreign markets. this is what we woke up to, and it continued throughout the day through our close. the foreign markets really getting hit, over 2% in some of these foreign markets and that, of course, weighing very heavily on both the dow and the s&p. well, when the bell begins -- when the bell rings, the action begins. has the september swoon finally begun? we have two top strategists who are going to duke it out, a bull and a bear. also 55% of new small business other thans say they would not start a company today. the reason? regulations. we're going to be talking to the ceo of the national federation of independent businesses about what they want to see get done. also top strategists breaking down how to play the housing recovery. since he last joined us, his recommendation is up more than 25%. now that we have today's pullback, is it
round is sponsored by td ameritrade. s m? >>> today ben bernanke our valiant fed chief reaffirmed his pledge to keep the interest rates down. let me give you the basic cramer english translation. ben's once again saying buy dividend stocks, high yields. because if you want income from your investments dividends are going to be the only game in town for years to come. bernanke is promising that the returns from bonds will be puny. same thing with cds. he can make that promise. you need to swap in the dividend stocks. that's why we'll introduce you to prologis. it's a global real estate interest trust. they specialize in distribution space for customers that do business in multiple countries. that's why some of the biggest customers, dhl, amazon, pepsi -- pepsico and fedex. think of prologis as a logistics reit, one that sports a yield, exactly the kind of dividend stock you want in this low interest rate environment. it's rallied since the beginning of the year, but lately it's pulled back three points. it could be giving you a good entry point here. first though, before making any dec
chair ben bernanke announced qb three. overseas, spain announcing its budget for next year. you have to love that. a draft budget. the spaniards are not happy about it all. it took to the streets again today, third day in a row if you are counting the austerity watch. the country must convince europe and the world that it can effectively deal with its debt crisis. the market moving higher today on speculation as well that the central bank of china may move to stimulate the world's second-largest economy, which is dragging along at an estimated, at best, 4-5% growth rate. in economic news we told you earlier that gdp in durable goods fell, but weekly jobless claims surprised some by falling 26,000 last week to 359,000, the lowest level in just about two months. contracts to buy previously owned homes fell over two and a half percent in august, but still above last year. joining me now, the chairman and ceo of bedford oak advisers. great to have you here. 13% plunge in durable goods orders. two percentage. existing home sales. and the market is in love. what's going on? >> he predicted
reserve board. this republican ben bernanke who preceded obama recognizes one very visible thing, the obstruction that's going on in congress renders the fiscal policy -- and you recognize that there's outright obstruction going on in congress that stops any fiscal policy, what are you going to do? >> what policy? >> it's the only tool left. >> i talk to republicans all the time. i'm a reporter, they're really thinking of this as a political issue. this is a stimulus pae f obama and obama and the a republicans should be embracing this. >> romney has said that he opposes this -- romney has also said that he will not reappoint ben bernanke. there's not a lot of sympathy for bernanke inside that campaign or the gop, that interests me a lot. i'm asking a difficult question, i don't think there's a direct -- i'm not saying that bernanke is deliberately doing qe-3, because probably it won't work in the next six weeks anyway. >> it hasn't worked up until now. >> the federal reserve is like the supreme court, it's now controlled by left wing democrats. >> here's what i think, this is buy
about you by ben bernanke, will serve as a bridge over fiscal cliff and not take us down. the federal stance will take higher paying dividend companies into gems, seeking income, we'll band in bonds of cash poor countries and buy cash rick countries with yields that well exceed treasuries and still own a lot of gold. there's not a nation on earth that doesn't want its currency lower. that reserve currency is gold. also not to toot my own horn too hard, but throughout this period i recognized primacy of some bigger stocks, intel, wells fargo, verizon come to mind or the recognition you must own, not trade, own apple until it's too expensive versus it's growth rate and it's not near there yet. you have now heard pretty much everything. you've heard the last of when i've done over the last 12 months, at least for this evening. while i can already see the youtube about how cramer himself admits he's always getting things wrong, i thought for posterity i should lead with something more positive about "mad money," the youtube clips you post or go on jim cramer economics, hey, knuckle head,
numbers come down even further. are these the numbers that forced ben bernanke, even though i don't think he is making the right move, is this what he felt compelled to do all he did in qe-3? >> we have seen this. third-quarter gdp number since 2008. we are churning through what happened inventory in the economy in 2008. we will live through the same cycle in 2012. we are really looking at the data that ben bernanke's right, it looks like we are looking into another recession here, even though the stock market says the all-time highs are bumping up levels where we would not be seeing additional stimulus. david: i hear a lot of people expressing their october surprises. we have had some of this before, 1987, is anybody down there expecting those? >> yes, they are. keep in mind, something happens that is profoundly different. we have seen a meaningful location out of consumer staples and financials end technology. that is eerie. people are really starting to get data. is this the beginning of the end of an october debacle or something new? that is the argument that is going on on the floor
that are doing their best to generate good data and why does this overused cliche matter so much? ben bernanke said he's going to continue to buy bonds to keep interest rates down, so that this purchasing manager's number won't be an aberration. when you examine the fundamental stocks, you are playing what's known as the micro. when you take into account the big data numbers like the purchasing manager's index, you're making a macro analysis. again though like the idea of fighting the fed this micro/macro dichotomy might mean nothing to you unless you took ec 101. let's put it in terms that everybody can understand. anyone who's been to a museum or taken an art class knows that for years artists tried to paint pictures as if they were perfectly -- let's say they tried to capture the exact look. like a kodak camera. okay? that's called realism as the painters are indeed realistic. but as art progressed in the late 19th and early 20th century, you tend to get more -- let's say impressionist, less realist and then expressionists as the artists strugged to get beyond the four walls of the canvas,
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fixed the mortgages and that's a big part of the problem. >> you worked closely with ben bernanke. what kind of a job do you think ben bernanke has done? >> i think ben, like everyone in the crisis has done what he thinks is right and i think he was heroic during the crisis. i worry now, though, that he's continuing these very accommodating monetary policies which have, i think, tremendous risk and there's just no evidence that they do much good for our domestic economy. >> so you don't like qe3? >> i think it's a very bad idea. inflation risk and the incentives to take risks are significant. >> former fdic chairman sheila bair. >>> we'll be right back. when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast, i need all the help i can get. i tell them, "come straight to the table." i say, "it's breakfast time, not playtime." "there's fruit, milk and i'm putting a little nutella on your whole-wheat toast." funny, that last part gets through. [ male announcer ] serving nutella is quick and easy. its great taste comes from a unique combination of simple ingredients like hazelnuts, skim milk an
. my point here, carl, is don't fight ben bernanke. if he came out and said, ladies and gentlemen, me and mr. drogy and i want people to buy stewed prunes, everybody should listen carefully. you may think it's wrong, but i sure would not go out and short stewed prunes on that idea. that's the problem that a lot of people are having. a lot of people are underperforming the market because their ideologies are getting in the way. >> thank you. let's get another capital markets op-ed. gary, talk a little politics. >> we'll get to that in a second. i steered clear of politics for quite some time. but let me talk about a cool breeze about what's happened. think back to mid-august. we did that informal survey. we asked people what would be the most important factor for the equity markets in 2012. 65% said it was going to be the election, if you remember. it has not been the case since mid-august. and as e we said all along, it's been about central banks. i do think that's going to change. i think politics will once again become something that has an impact on the equity markets. that it will
's the one thing we need to know? >> we heard from ben bernanke yesterday. the federal reserve chief. he's a scholar of the great depression. he is pledging again, ladies, that we are going to avoid another great depression. he's promising to keep stimulus going until even after, even after the economy starts to recover to make sure we don't repeat the mistakes made into the 1930s, which is when we pulled our foot off the accelerator too soon in the economy, and just as it was starting to recover we started to tighten monetary policy and boom, threw the economy into the second great depression. the great depression scholar ben bernanke is trying everything we can to make sure we don't fall down again. >> it's comforting to hear that, isn't it? >> well, some people are concerned that it will cause inflation down the road but everyone is trying to keep the ship staling right now. >> all right. and you've got road warriors? >> that's right. another road warriors for you. if you're a business traveler, looking to meet others while you're on a trip, good news. there are now plenty of apps and
of monetary policy. ben bernanke has said that we have an unemployment rate that is way too high. he has proposed a way that he thinks would address that. do you think he is doing a good job and that this latest thing is in support of this economic growth and demand? >> they have better economic performance than this for monetary is criticized. there's a strong thought in this country that people on campaigns or associated with the executive branch do not comment on specific monetary actions of the fed. this is so important to the economic health of this country. i would say that nothing it has been helpful at all for the professional republicans. i think this is bad for the short term. >> i think there is a difference between politicizing in having an honest policy debate. i think the federal reserve's actions, and i have known that bernanke for a long time, i understand where he is coming from. i think that the fed's policy actions have exposed as to very little upside. i think it is absolutely almost patriotic to have a policy debate about whether it is a good idea to do what he is do
the times you've been there in the past. we have talked about ben bernanke an awful lot since qe-3, and larry, you think there's a bigger message there. >> i do. and we were somewhat critical of the decision. but i don't think anyone should be critical of ben bernanke's performance. i can't think of anybody who has physically done more for the country. i mean, those were 18, 20, 21-hour days. the guy has made a tremendous sacrifice on his family, on himself personally, and i do think it's important that for the country to grow up about this, it's fine to disagree about the policy, but he takes personal attacks from both the right and left, and i think they're totally unjustified. and i think we should actually, you know, pay him a tribute. i think he's making a great sacrifice and we need to salute him and people like him. >> you know, i think i'd agree with that. >> i totally agree with that. i give president bush credit for appointing chairman bernanke, and i give president obama tremendous credit for reappointing him. again, just like larry said, people can agree or disagree, yo
was an advocate for open-ended qe long before fed chairman ben bernanke announced qe infinity. >> now chicago fed president charles evans is ready to take on critics of the plan. >>> we're kicking off the fourth quarter with the biggest bull of all the squawkmarket masters. the odds of hitting dow's 17,000 by the end of next year are looking better and better says jeremy siegel. the third hour of "squawk box" starts right now. ♪ >>> good morning again. welcome back to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin and our guest host has been craig barrett, the former chairman and ceo of intel, obviously we have a lot more to discuss with him but we also have many other big guests who are joining us through the hour, don't forget that this is the beginning of the fourth quarter, you can start it off with our portfolio strategy session, speaking with jeremy siegel about the market events likely to drive the fourth quarter including the november election. coming up at 8:30 a.m. eastern, cnbc's exclusive interview with chicago fed president charlie evans, lo
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